"The heritage front section of the house had been recently renovated, so it was our task to reconsider the dysfunctional living spaces that had been added to the rear in the late ’80s," says Figureground Architects of Malvern House in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. "Our strategy was to maximize the north-facing garden and to embrace external spaces as if they were extra rooms in the house."
To that end, the firm installed floor-to-ceiling, black steel-framed glazing in strategic spots to ensure that every aspect of the exterior could be seen and enjoyed from the interior.
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Builder: P.M Versteegen & Sons / Michael Versteegen
Structural Engineer: Kersulting
Landscape Design: Eckersley Garden Architecture
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